Environmental Politics

"Energy Department Balks At Trump Request For Names On Climate Change"

"The U.S. Energy Department said on Tuesday it will not comply with a request from President-elect Donald Trump's Energy Department transition team for the names of people who have worked on climate change and the professional society memberships of lab workers."

Source: Reuters, 12/14/2016

"Trump Taps Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke As Interior Secretary"

"President-elect Donald Trump has tapped Republican Rep. Ryan Zinke, who has represented Montana’s at-large congressional seat for one term, to serve as secretary of the Department of the Interior, according to an individual with first-hand knowledge of the decision."

Source: Wash Post, 12/14/2016

After Years Of Drama, Farmers Score A Big Win In California Water Battle

"The California water bill now ready for the president's signature dramatically shifts 25 years of federal policy and culminates a long and fractious campaign born in the drought-stricken San Joaquin Valley."

Source: McClatchy, 12/13/2016

"Trump Officially Picks John Kelly To Lead DHS"

"Retired Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly is Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Department of Homeland Security, the president-elect’s transition team officially announced Monday morning." DHS includes several agencies with environmental responsibilities, such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Coast Guard.

Source: Politico, 12/12/2016

Senate Clears Water Bill With Flint Aid, Disputed California Rider

"After a weeklong battle over last-minute policy riders, the Senate passed a major water bill in the early morning hours Saturday that includes emergency aid for Flint, Mich., and drought relief for California."

Source: The Hill, 12/12/2016


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